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Dobbins No. 35 Chemical Sprayer US Navy 1945

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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2306 items)

    The ultimate bug sprayer, possibly for use on some the bugs in the Pacific islands during WWII. I have posted some of those bugs and something like this may get their attention. Not sure if that was the purpose of this chemical sprayer but that does seem likely.
    Photo #2 has this next to a normal sized bug sprayer and as can be it is much larger. The reservoir may 10 times the size of the usual garden sprayer.
    Embossed on the sides of the reservoir is some useful information. I was unable to get a readable photo of the embossed text so here it is. It is all caps but to make it easier to read I will not type it in all caps.
    Hobbins Mfg. Co.
    Elkhart, IND
    N. St. Paul, Minn
    Navy Contract
    No NXs-X-90759
    1945

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      PS Last photo was last shopping spree. The bones are bison leg bones, a 1951 Chevy hood ornament and a 1951 GE clock radio.
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      I was watching a video on You Tube, where a man used a piece like this to extinguish a car engine fire...Nice find !!
    3. buckethead, 3 years ago
      So what do you use the bison bones for? Do you throw them at the critter if the giant sprayer doesn't work? Nice haul :)
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6. Seems a decent use for it.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much buckethead. I have some cow bones in the backyard to make an attractive display.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. There were a large supply of insects in the South Pacific.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      TassieDevil
      mikelv85
      nutsabotas6
      elanski
      JImam
      buckethead
      brunswick
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Sure those bones aren't from the last person to use it ?
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much bb2. I think it looks like an air powered blunderbuss.
    10. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      Very Nice collection fort.... Funny Story,... Growing up in the 50's and 60's, Dad had a nightly ritual in the summer. He would fill up a Hudson Sprayer, much like yours, with the Nasty stuff. Then he would start at the back of the trailer, and proceed to poison us 5 kids, the dogs, and Mom. By the time he reached the front room, the can was almost empty. Dad said he was worried about the mosquitos, such as he encountered in WW2 in the South Pacific!!? Well Dad is gone now, and all of us 5 kids are doing well with the extra appendages we grew, as a result of it. lol .. PS: No, he did not bother to cover up the food left out in the kitchen, so we had a little extra kick in our breakfast, lunch, and diner. Nice Find!
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      They used a lot of nasty merde in those days.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much lzenglish. Glad you survived your childhood and good thing he wasn't using the Dobbins #35 chemical sprayer.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      bb2 I doubt it was all natural and safe for the environment.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
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      vetraio50
      PhilDMorris
      blunderbuss2
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      lzenglish
    15. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you gargoylecollector.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you pw-collector.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you Wandlessfairy.

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